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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

3 UConn commits, 2 Connecticut players nominated for McDonald's game

While this is hardly earth shattering news, UConn signees De'Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson were nominated for the McDonald's High School All-American game.

Boykin, who is currently sidelined with hand injury for Flowers High in Springdale, Md. with the hope of coming back by late next week at the earliest, is averaging 22 points per game.

Collier is averaging 30 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 3.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 70 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the free-throw line for Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis.

Samuelson is averaging 31.5 points per game as a senior at Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, Calif.

Meriden native and Maryland commit Kiah Gillespie of Capital Prep and Providence commit Rachel Aho of Marianapolis Prep were the two Connecticut school players also made it to the first step towards being named McDonald's All-Americans.

On the boys' side, UConn commit Steve Enoch is one of five Connecticut high school players nominated although Enoch, currently at St. Thomas More,  is listed as playing for Norwalk High School. Juwan Anderson and Christian Wilkins, both from Suffield Academy, Zach Baines from Greens Farms Academy and Roy Kane out of Norwalk HS were nominated.

A total of 823 players were nominated. It will be cut to a final list of 48, 24 playing in the boys' game and 24 in the girls' game, on Jan. 28. The teams will be announced live on ESPNU beginning at 6 p.m. The game will be played on April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.

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